Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Super Quickie Review of the Highly Rockable Book Soulless by Gail Carriger


Soulless by Gail Carriger

I honestly don't care what steampunk means. I don't care what "genre" this book falls into....comedic steampunk paranormal/fantasy romance? Who the hell cares?

All I know is the second I started to read it, I realized I was falling in love with this book. It has everything I could ever want in a novel...excellent writing, awesome tongue-in-cheek humor, fantastic characters, super sexy chemistry, a nice little mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and my favorite....the juxtaposition of historical formality/scientific discovery/serious paranormal politics with rough and growly werewolf urges, ridiculous vampire couture, and a prim and proper soulless heroine who is torn between following protocol and having hot sex with her werewolf-y nemesis.

Dude, it just doesn't get any better than this.

I am still smiling with happiness, and I fell asleep last night with my Kindle in my arms. Dreaming about werewolves. Ken you get it?
Grade: A+++

A Happy, Happy Day in Penelope-land,
Penelope

6 comments:

Fiction Vixen said...

Nice quickie Penny. I admit whenever I see steampunk covers I run. The genre just doesn't appeal to me. BUT, this quick review really makes me want to give this book a try. Thanks!!

Penelope said...

FV--I am totally hearing you about the steampunk thing. It has not looked appealing to me at all, and honestly, I didn't realize this book was considered steampunk when I got it. However, this book is incredible, and I don't really think it has anything to do with the genre. It's just because this author is so amazing. Give it a try!

Blodeuedd said...

Haha yeah who the hell cares about the genre ;)
This book awwwww *happy smile*
And the second, I only say omg!

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Loved this book too - the 2nd one is even better! Loved your quickie review too!

Smokinhotbooks said...

*leans in* I still Google steampunk definition.

I liked this one too - kind of Jane Austen meets paranormal meets paranormal.

Penelope said...

Oh, Jiminy Cricket! You ladies are getting me all riled up about book #2...gotta go get it now!